Santam launches safety tracker app

2015-03-24 13:51

The short-term insurer has unveiled a mobile application that allows users to choose who will be informed of their movements.

Fires impact short-term insurance industry

2015-01-20 16:26

Fire and the damage it causes have a direct impact on the sustainability of the short-term insurance industry, both in South Africa and globally.


The weather hasn't been kind to Santam, while the rand exchange rate also impacted on earnings.

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What challenges Santam Faces

2014-02-28 12:15

Santam CEO Ian Kirk tells Fin24 more about Santam's conclusion to subsidiary companies and it's challenges for 2014.

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Santam's growth in gross written premiums

2014-02-26 20:21

Santam reports growth of 9% in gross written premiums - excluding cell insurance business - exceeding R20bn for the first time.

Insurance key to franchise management

2013-11-06 14:42

Insufficient cover could have a damaging effect on an entrepreneur’s franchise, warns an expert.

Santam expects underwriting margin to be below target

2013-08-28 16:06

Insurer Santam expects its annual underwriting margin to come in below its target range of 5% to 7%, its chief executive says.

Old Spice responds to Nando's spoof ad

2013-06-20 11:24

Old Spice has fought parody with parody, issuing a tongue-in-cheek response to Nando's most recent TV ad spoofing the men's fragrance's iconic "I'm on a horse" ad.

Santam gets new chairperson

2013-03-28 17:27

Insurer Santam has appointed Grant Gelink as its new chairperson‚ replacing Vusi Khanyile who will step down from the board in May.

Santam expects drop in earnings

2013-02-13 08:46

Short term insurer Santam expects its headline earnings per share in the year to December to drop by between 15% and 20%‚ from the previous period.


Santam earnings up 40% thanks to good weather

2015-03-02 15:37

Short-term insurer Santam has reported a 40% jump in full-year earnings, slightly lower than expected, after a turnaround in its crop insurance segment.

Why business insurance is important

2014-11-11 16:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how pivotal it is for a small business run from home to be insured.


Santam CEO Ian Kirk talks to Fin24 about the company's social responsibility programmes.

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Santam records 9% increase

2014-02-28 12:15

Santam CEO Ian Kirk discusses with Fin24 the company's 9% annual increase as well as an increase of claims that arise due to bad weather.

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Insurance firms lose R4bn to fraud

2013-11-06 19:09

Insurance fraud costs the short-term insurance industry an estimated R4bn a year, while organisations lose an estimated 5% of their annual revenues to fraud.

Commercial crime threatens SA economy

2013-09-19 23:20

Commercial crime is costing SA's economy billions of rands and threatens the ability to grow an inclusive economy, says an expert.

Expert warns of high cash turnover risk

2013-07-14 11:26

Business owners should review how they manage their risk following theft at the Durban July and cash heists after the Justin Bieber and Bon Jovi performances.

Santam, Sanlam satisfy customers most

2013-04-05 14:42

South Africans are most satisfied with the customer service provided in the insurance sector with Santam and Sanlam emerging as industry leaders, a poll shows.

Tourism suffers R600m natural disasters loss

2013-03-26 10:54

Floods, fires and hail storms have had a negative impact on South Africa's booming tourism industry, warns Santam.

Insurers target SA with apps

2012-12-11 11:03

Apps have attracted the attention of insurers keen on maximising their reach to a new generation of mobile consumers.

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